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Events List

Corporate Parties & Private Events

Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? HopCat Lexington hosts private parties including corporate functions, casual strolling cocktail parties, and formal sit-down dinners for groups of 25 to 120 people. We have two semi-private veranda areas overlooking the atrium of The Square, or you can reserve the entire second floor for your function. We offer buffet style or plated meals depending your party's needs. For more information contact us at 859-286-6847. 

Geeks Who Drink - Trivia

Join us Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Grab your friends, grab a beer, and give your brain a workout. Free to play!

May 3, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz: Noir De Dottignies

Every first Thursday of the month we dig deep into our cellar and tap one of our Bangerz! This month we’re tapping Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke. We’ve been sitting on this keg for a little bit looking for any chance to tap it. And ey, that’s what Bangerz is all about.

 

Brouwerij De Ranke Noir De Dottignies – 8.5% - Belgian Strong Ale

May 4, 2018 - 11AM

May The 4th Be With You

May the fourth be with you! These are not the droids you are looking for, but they are the beers you’re looking for! That’s because Shorts has put together a special beer line up to celebrate all things Star Wars! 

 

The Empire Hops Back – 5.2% - India Pale Lager 

My Own Best Friend – TBD% - Dry Hopped Belgian Gold Ale 

Huma Lupa Licious – 7.7%- American IPA 

The Radar is Jammed – 7.5% - Rye Ale w/ Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Blackberry

May 14, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Avery Barrel Beers

Yeah it’s Monday but it’s Monday of Lexington Craft Beer Week! The only reason you should feel sour is from Tequilacerbus, Avery’s Tequila BA Sour Ale. We’ll also be tapping Avery’s Vanilla Bean Stout, which in addition to being a delicious stout with vanilla beans, it’s also aged in Bourbon barrels. So you shouldn’t have any Monday blues after a trip to HopCat! 

 

Avery Vanilla Bean Stout – 10.8% - BBA Stout w/ Vanilla Beans 

Avery Tequilacerbus – 7.5% - Tequila BA Sour Ale

May 15, 2018 - 7PM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Tennessee Brew Works Beer Dinner

For our first beer dinner with Tennessee Brew Works we scooped up some of their food inspired craft beers. It’s always been TNB’s goal to brew food forward beers making them a no brainer for one of our beer dinners. Chef’s Rob and Scotty took these beers and ran with them to make this Italian inspired menu. 

 

Welcoming beer: Imperial Peach IPA – 8% - American Imperial IPA w/ Peach 

 

First Course: Mascarpone rice ball drizzled with Grand Marnier blood orange zest reduction 

Paired w/ Tennesake – 5.5% - Rice Saison 

 

Second Course: Antispasto Platter 

Paired w/ Walk the Lime – 5.4% - American Wheat 

 

Third Course: Lamb Shank Osso Buco served with parmesan and basil gnocchi 

Paired w/ Country Roots – 5.5% - Sweet Potato Stout 

 

Dessert: Coconut and mandarin orange panna cotto topped with crushed vanilla pirouette cookies 

Paired w/ Soursop IPA - 7% - IPA w/ Soursop Frui

May 16, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Dark Horse

Today is for hop heads and barrel enthusiasts alike. Crooked Tree is already a fantastic IPA but Double Crooked Tree is double the fun and clocks in at 98 IBU’s (if you’re into that sort of thing, we are)! But we also went in the other direction to show you that it’s not all about hops. You’ve got to check out this rich, creamy bourbon barrel aged stouts with cocoa nibs! 

 

Dark Horse BBA Cocoa Nibler – 8.5% - BBA Sweet Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs 

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree – 13.6% - Imperial IPA

May 17, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: No Where in Particular

For Lexington Craft Beer Week we managed to track down gypsy brewery No Where in Particular. These guys have a way cool operation where they move from brewery to brewery using other brewers’ fermentation tanks to make their own stuff. Although we tracked down these self proclaimed ‘hobos’ for a taste of their beer, we’re not sure what or where they’ve brewed. Stay tuned for more details because these guys blow into town they bring excellent beer with them!

May 18, 2018 - 11AM

Lexington Craft Beer Week: Country Western Release!

Each year two of Lexington’s oldest breweries pair up to brew the much-anticipated Country Western! Country Boy Brewing Co. and West Sixth Brewing Co. are responsible for some of the best Bluegrass 

craft brews. Both breweries tout a Kentucky first mantra and this is just one of the way they give back to us! Right now, these beers are super top secret but once they’re released we’ll get you all the info.

June 7, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz: Spaghetti Western

It’s a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Thursday of every month, we raid our cellar and tap one of the most rare, special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz! Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it’s gone it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

 

This month’s Banger is:

 

Brewfist {Codogno, Italy} Collab w/ Prairie

Spaghetti Western

Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Cocoa, & Spaghetti – 8.7% ABV

 

Yes. It’s actually a beer brewed with real spaghetti. Don’t think about it too much. Just drink it!

June 19, 2018

Deschutes Beer Dinner

Back to one of our favorite breweries, we’ve teamed up with Deschutes Brewing Co. for this summery beer dinner. Also, did we mention Deschutes turns 30 this year? Well, we’re a sucker for birthdays and good beer so, Deschutes B-day dinner at Hopcat? Be there, because we’ve got the classic Deschutes that you’ve loved over the years, new experimentals, and of course, the new Black Butte Anniversary edition!

 

Welcoming beer: Black Butte 30th Anniversary

 

First Course: Ceviche de Pescado: Tilapia, shrimp, and pineapple ceviche w/ aquachile

Paired w/ Fresh Squeezed IPA – 6.4% - American IPA

 

Second Course: Chile-chicken posole w/ fresh avocado slices

Paired w/ Twilight Summer – 5% - American Blonde Ale

 

Third Course: Yucatan spiced chicken served with fresh cilantro and mint

Paired w/ Nitro Obsidian – 6.5% - Nitro American Stout

 

 

Dessert: Tres Leches cake served with fresh strawberries and raspberries, topped with whipped cream

Paired w/ Black Raspberry Sour – 8% - Wild Ale w/ Black Raspberry

June 22, 2018 - 5pm

Ethereal Tap Takedown

We, at Hopcat, find ourselves over at the Pepper Distillery drinking Ethereal beers all the time. And well, we decided to bring it home and invite Ethereal over to our place to tap a couple beers. In particular, we’re super looking forward to Tropical Gose and the Tart Saison but we’ll also have the whole flagship line up because, well, that’s why we go to Ethereal, for good beer.

 

Ethereal – Cream Dream – 5% - Cream Ale

Ethereal – White Ale – 4.5% - Witbier

Ethereal – Lambda - 5.7% - Oatmeal Stout

Ethereal – Wanderland- 6.5% - American IPA

Ethereal – Tropical Gose – 4.5% - Gose w/ Passionfruit & Dragonfruit

Ethereal – Anomalous Transmissions – 7% - Saison w/ Brett